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Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

Robert Morris University eliminates some staff positions, furloughs others in response to financial loss after COVID-19

John Blinn, News Editor

June 3, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - Staff and coaches at Robert Morris University have been furloughed and several other staff positions have been eliminated in an attempt to lessen the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The university announced on Wednesday that staff whose workload had “diminished” wo...

Robert Morris University classes remain online for the summer but hopes for in-person fall courses after an estimated $10 million loss from COVID-19

Robert Morris University looks beautiful in autumn as the leaves change. A picture of the business building on the campus of RMU.

John Blinn, News Editor

May 6, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University will remain online for summer classes and is uncertain, but optimistic, for in-person fall classes. While handling an estimated $10 million loss as a result of COVID-19, the university is also preparing for an online and rescheduled in-person commencement ceremo...

Moon Township hosts Easter Bunny Neighborhood Hop for holiday social distancing

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John Blinn, News Editor

April 12, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP - COVID-19 may have caused the cancellation of countless events throughout the United States, but it was unable to stop the Easter Bunny from safely spreading Easter cheer to residents in Moon Township. Over the past several weeks, Americans have been learning the rules of social distan...

Robert Morris University prepares to resume face to face classes on April 6

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John Blinn, News Editor

March 13, 2020

UPDATE: Since the time this time this article was written, Robert Morris University has announced that it will no longer be preparing for an April 6 return. Students were encouraged to move out of their dorms if possible and were informed that they will not return for face to face classes in the Spring 20...

Robert Morris University cancels face to face classes and switches to online until April 27

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John Blinn and Soundharjya Babu

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: March 13- 5:45 p.m. According to an email from Robert Morris University, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center would re-open at noon on March 13. The center will be working on a modified schedule. According to the email, the center will be open Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m...

RMU cancels study abroad opportunities as the coronavirus continues to spread

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John Blinn, News Editor

February 27, 2020

MOON TOWNSHIP— Robert Morris University has canceled all Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs (FLEAPs) for the remainder of the semester as an act of caution against the coronavirus. In an email from RMU’s Office of Student Life, on behalf of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs...

Where’s the News? – Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

Where’s the News? - Episode 12 (FEAT. Big Shot Josh)

John Blinn and Garret Roberts

February 24, 2020

In this episode of Where’s the News?, the hosts talk wings with “Big Shot” Joshua Helfer, the owner of several local Big Shot Bob’s restaurants. After the boys learn more about the magic behind their favorite fried food, they talk about Billie Eilish's new track, Roethlisberger's trip to WVU, the corona-virus coming to Pitt and ...

Where’s the News? – Episode 11 (FEAT. Mackenzie Nicole)

Where’s the News? - Episode 11 (FEAT. Mackenzie Nicole)

John Blinn and Garret Roberts

February 12, 2020

In this episode, the "Where's The News?" crew is joined by Mackenzie Nicole, the singer and songwriter behind the new album "Mystic." Discussing the topics of performers, mental health and The Shining, the group learns more about the artist and her style. After the interview, the host briefly talk about Antonio Brown (again) and the stu...

Where’s the News? – Episode 10 (FEAT. Matthew Kramer)

Where's the News? - Episode 10 (FEAT. Matthew Kramer)

John Blinn and Nick Hedderick

February 10, 2020

On this episode of "Where's the News?," Matthew Kramer talks about inspiring kids to learn more about STEM fields. The group also talks about the Grammy's, strange occurrences in Pittsburgh, the death of Kobe Bryant and Garret's desire to kick Baby Yoda.   Songs Used: Intro: Ohayo by Smith The Mister...

RMU students volunteer for No School STEM Day

Several Robert Morris University students volunteer for No School STEM Day. 

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John Blinn, News Editor

February 4, 2020

PITTSBURGH - While most Robert Morris University students were taking an extra day off, a small group of others spent their free Monday in a local library. But rather than studying, they were teaching. On Jan. 20, the manager of SEMS (Secondary Education of Mathematics and Science) Outreach, Sara...